Pray for Trust {31 Days}

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Commit everything you do to the Lord; trust Him and He will help you.- Psalm 37:5 (NLT)

There are so many people you have to trust when you’re trying to build your family.

Your doctors.

Your therapist.

Your adoption agency.

Your social worker.

Your financial adviser.

It’s so important to feel like you can trust these people because they play such huge roles in helping you become a parent.

We trust these people so much that we’re willing to put our bodies, our lives, and our hearts on the lines by working with them. If we can give so much trust to imperfect human beings, why is it often so hard to trust God?

Here is a list of what God promises us when we trust Him:

These promises don’t mean that we’ll be spared difficult times. But we can trust that even in the storms, God’s love will carry us through.

As you pray today, ask God to help you put your trust in Him.

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Pray for Your Future Children {31 Days}

31-Days-Prayer-Infertility-500“For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children.” – Isaiah 44:3 (NLT)

Praying for our future children can be a tremendous act of faith and trust in God. It’s something we can do regardless of whether children come to us through pregnancy, surrogacy, or adoption.

Many of us have boxes, closets, or rooms full of baby items we’ve collected in anticipation of being a parent one day. Our prayers can be another form of gift-giving to our future children.

What can you pray for your future child? Here are some suggestions:

That they would know God

  • Matthew 19:13-15
  • 2 Timothy 2:10

That they would love His word

  • Deuteronomy 6:6-7
  • Psalm 19:10
  • Psalm 119:97

That they would be confident of who they are in Christ

  • Jeremiah 1:5
  • 1 Peter 2:9
  • 1 John 3:1-2

That they would love and serve others

  • Colossians 3:12
  • 1 Tim 6:18-19

If you’re ready to take a bigger leap of faith, consider books like The Power of a Praying Parent, Praying Circles Around Your Children, or Praying the Scriptures for Your Children to guide you as your pray for your children on an even more regular basis.

As you pray today, ask God to bring to mind other blessings you can be praying over your future children.

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Pray for Wise Decisions {31 Days}

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Have you ever done something without really thinking it through?

I recently did something that was well-intentioned, but not really thought-through. I won’t go into details, but I acted quickly and foolishly, and ended up causing a scene that publicly embarrassed myself and my husband.

Perhaps the situation would’ve been different had I read Proverbs 19:2 before I acted hastily.

Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good;  haste makes mistakes. (NLT)

When you’re walking down the road of infertility, it can feel like you’re moving at an impossibly slow pace. Time is of the essence- especially if you’re past a certain age. There’s so much waiting. You just want to get to the next treatment or the next cycle.

But Scripture warns us not to be too hasty. We are to seek knowledge, not quick action. In our (good) desire to become parents, we need to take the time to think through our actions and our plans. How will our treatment decisions affect others? Are we making wise choices with our time and our money in our quest for parenthood? Are we honoring God with the decisions we make during this time?

These are tough questions that don’t always have clear answers. But that’s exactly why it’s so important to take the time to pray through them and give good thought to our actions.

As you pray today, ask God to help you avoid the temptation make hasty decisions. Ask Him to give you the knowledge you need to make wise choices regarding your infertility.

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Pray for Joy {31 Days}

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Several months ago I wrote a post on seeking joy.  I think it’s appropriate to direct you there for today’s 31 Days post.

“Stress comes more naturally to us [than joy], and it takes intentional change and obedience to the Spirit to learn to live in joy.”- Holley Gerth, You’re Going to Be Okay

This quote is so true of me. Being joyful requires tremendous effort for me. I’ve always blamed it on my melancholic, ISTJ personality, but the truth is that sometimes it’s just easier to be stressed out than to be joyful. Sometimes I’m just too tired and too weak to try.

The past few days have been full of struggle and joylessness for me. The burden of a quickly-approaching 3rd IVF cycle is weighing heavily on me. But I’ve been comforted by a song from my childhood stuck in my head. Perhaps you know it from your Sunday School days, too.   

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Pray for Freedom From Fear {31 Days}

“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.” – Psalm 34:4 (NLT)

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Nearly every book in the Bible has a verse that tells us not to fear. In fact, “Fear not!” is the most common command in Scripture. (Or, as one pastor has said, it’s the most loving invitation).

But infertility is scary. We’re facing the loss of our dreams, our health, and our bank account. Don’t we have every reason to be afraid?

When we’re tempted to give into fear, let’s meditate instead on several promises.

God is our helper. We have no reason to fear anything other humans can do to us. (Hebrews 13:6)

God is always with us and will strengthen us when we need it (Isaiah 41:10)

God upholds us (Isaiah 41:13).

God walks with us and comforts us during scary times (Psalm 23:4).

He gives us peace instead of fear (John 14:27).

Which one of these promises most resonates with you?  I tend to fear the journey more than the destination, so His promise of strength is the most precious to me.

As you pray today, ask God to deliver you from your fear. Pick the promises that resonates most with you and thank God for that specific promise.

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